Who says you can’t do your own facial treatments at home? Sure, it is impossible for you to do laser treatment or collagen injection on your own, considering that you don’t have the skills as well as the equipments. However, if you like having mixing up natural ingredients to come up with great product that can help you clear out the skin and deliver fresher look, this is the best time to try the natural remedies.
The DIY Cleansing Procedure
Not many people have the luxury of going to spa or skin clinic to get their skin treated. Most of us are too dead busy or simply don’t have the money for such luxury. It’s okay, because you can purchase the facial treatment products and do it at home.
The basic facial treatment is generally scrubbing (some people also call it exfoliating) and having facial mask on. Doing this is basically easy, as long as you follow these steps:
Make sure to clean your face first. You can wash it with special facial soap or use a cleanser to pick up the dirt, oil, and grime.
Cleansing your face in the regular way won’t guarantee removing all the dirt away. That’s why you need to scrub it. There are lots of facial scrub products that you can buy and then apply at home. They come in different scents, types, forms, and sizes. If you have the time, you can make your own scrub from natural ingredients, but it does take time and extra efforts in preparation.
Once the scrubs have removed the dead skin cells, wash your face with warm water. it helps cleansing out better and it opens up the skin pores.
Prepare a bowl of hot water – it is okay to use boiled water – and a big towel. Place your face on top of the bowl and cover everything with the towel. Your face will get a sauna-like treatment to open up the pores.
Once your pores are open, you can apply facial mask. Again, you can purchase the products or make one by your own. Just make sure to apply the mask evenly on the face, and leave it for about 30 minutes before cleansing it off with warm water. After the mask is removed thoroughly with warm water, switch to cold water – which will close off the pores. Wash your face and neck thoroughly. You should feel refreshing sensation.
Dab your face with soft facial towel. Don’t rub, or you may aggravate already sensitive skin. That’s all! Your treatment is done and you can enjoy the fresh and firm skin.
Some simple facial equipment are created and designed in case you are interested in trying. The general one is this holder with different head brushes that are claimed to help you with your facial activities. You can change the head brushes to clean your skin, and since this device is running on batteries and moves on its own, you simply hold it close to your face and enjoy the sensation. A set of this facial equipment isn’t too expensive, but you will need to take care of them – cleaning out the brushes, make sure that there are no trapped grime or dirt, etc – if you want to get the best and most hygienic result. Because of this reason, some people choose to use the manual way – using their own hands – so they won’t have to deal with extra efforts of maintaining and caring for the equipment.
Home Remedies Recipes
There are different sides of opinions when it comes to facial treatments and care. Some people prefer having professional work done by aesthetician because the result is obvious and fast, while some prefer having their own DIY work at home by using natural ingredients because of the very small possibility of side effects. It doesn’t matter which one you choose because they are both good and truly work to improve the condition of the skin as well as affecting your appearance. Of course, you need to remember that each one has its own perks and downsides. Choosing for chemical procedures may produce faster result, but the possibility of side effect is bigger; not to mention the possibility that the procedure doesn’t suit you. On the other hand, going for natural remedies may reduce the possibility of side effects, but the procedure takes longer time to show results, so you need to be patient and make sure to implement regular treatment.
Here are some natural recipes that you want to try for your regular treatments:
Honey recipe. Honey contains the healthiest and most natural contents; that’s why it is suitable for facial treatment. You can use honey alone or mix it up with other ingredients. Make sure to open up the pores by applying warm cloth that has been soaked in warm water on your face. Apply honey on your face and neck and leave it. Cleanse it after 20 to 30 minutes and you can feel the instant refreshing effect. Do this once a week and enjoy the result.
Banana mask, which is generally made for combating wrinkles. You can mash the banana or mix it up with honey. Apply the paste evenly on your face and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash your face with warm water.
Egg and lemon facial mask. Mix a white egg and half lemon. Apply it evenly on your face and leave it overnight. Wash it with warm water the next morning.
Grape cleanser. Split 3 grapes and rub the fleshy parts on your face and neck. Cleanse it off with cool water.
Cucumber mask. Mash a cucumber and strain the water. Mix the water with sugar and keep it in the refrigerator. Apply the mixture whenever you want to and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash your face with cool water. This mixture can also be used as natural scrubs on other parts of your body; try it and see how it makes your skin firm, bright, and soft.